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Poster: sperry Date: Jul 23, 2005 4:43am
Forum: etree Subject: Grateful Dead: desolation row

It's amazing how much knowledge people have on the dead's music in this forum, considering the band has been playing for almost three decades.

So, my question is: I heard an amazing version of desolation row on the dead hour a few years ago where the band and bobby's voice intensified (a lot) near the end of almost every verse. It was great.

This is a vague question I know, but does anyone know what show this is?

Thanks in adavance.

[subject edit for clarity- mod]

This post was modified by Diana Hamilton on 2005-07-23 11:43:12

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Poster: ifyouchoose Date: Jul 24, 2005 10:20am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: Grateful Dead: desolation row

12.31.86 I love. Its laid back and Jerry fills sweet. That's a song IMO that can only get so good. Its fun watching Bobby having a good time with it on the Downhill video....

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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or Staffskb archives Date: Jul 23, 2005 9:18am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: Grateful Dead: desolation row

3/26/87 Hartford!!!!!!!!!!!

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Poster: samson Date: Jul 23, 2005 1:14pm
Forum: etree Subject: Re: Grateful Dead: desolation row

Check out the GDH program logs. You can type in a song and when you may think you heard it with their search feature. Maybe a little bit time consuming but it may help. Happy hunting :)

http://www.gdhour.com/logs.php

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Poster: adedhed68 Date: Jul 23, 2005 1:53am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: desolation row

that's a tough one, but my two favorite versions are 5/10/87 and 7/19/89. I would start with those. 7/19/89 is on the DVD "Downhill From Here" as well as available on this archive

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Poster: sperry Date: Jul 23, 2005 2:34am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: desolation row

yeah, it is a tough (and vague) question, eh? but thanks for your input.

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Poster: stratocaster Date: Jul 23, 2005 3:57am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: desolation row

the 05-10-1986 and the 07-19-1989 versions, really are the 2 best...

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Poster: bonk Date: Jul 24, 2005 10:40pm
Forum: etree Subject: Re: desolation row

FREEDOM HALL 4/9/89!

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Poster: adedhed68 Date: Jul 23, 2005 3:52pm
Forum: etree Subject: Re: Grateful Dead: desolation row

forget 4/21/86, it's too mellow. I think it's 7/6/90 (not 7/9/90), that was a typo

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Poster: smed Date: Sep 5, 2005 7:39am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: Grateful Dead: desolation row

You might be thinking of this one (the vocals are fantastic) --
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Grateful Dead Hour no. 470
Do not broadcast before September 22, 1997

Pgm ID: 97-K28-00038
Uplink: Thu, Sep 18, 1997 23:00 ET


Part 1 33:28
:00 1:17 Introduction
1:17 10:45 Grateful Dead 2/17/88 Henry J. Kaiser Conv. Ctr., Oakland
DESOLATION ROW
12:02 4:19 Grateful Dead 9/29/89 Shoreline, Mtn. View CA
THE MIGHTY QUINN
16:21 8:11 Jerry Garcia & Merl Saunders 7/8/73 Record Plant, Sausalito
POSITIVELY FOURTH STREET
24:32 8:14 Legion of Mary 5/21/75 Keystone Berkeley
TOUGH MAMA
32:46 :42 ID

33:28 :30 Music bed
33:28 :30 Pause

Part 2 20:57
33:58 :02 Introduction
34:00 7:49 Jerry Garcia Band, How Sweet It Is
TEARS OF RAGE
41:49 11:52 Jerry Garcia Band (live album 1991)
SIMPLE TWIST OF FATE
53:41 1:14 Outro

***
This gd hour was part of a three-part special of GD/Jerry playing Dylan (#468-70). In my opinion, these are much better overall than the Postcards from the Hanging CD.

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Poster: adedhed68 Date: Jul 23, 2005 3:46pm
Forum: etree Subject: Re: Grateful Dead: desolation row

Thanks to the information provided by Samson, I was checking out the programming from GDH over the last five years and Gans played Desolation four times, 9/24/91, 5/10/91 (they seem to like playing this song on 5/10), 4/21/86, and 7/9/90.

If i had to guess, I would say your version is 4/21/86, but it is hard to say. You, Sperry, would obviously know best.

this was a fun challenge. thanks

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Poster: *Merlin* Date: Jul 25, 2005 4:07am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: Grateful Dead: desolation row

Not exactly what you're asking for but 8/16/91 is my favorite musically. Crystal clear SBD available here on the archive. I also like 7/7/86 with Dylan for humor's sake. Not the sharpest version by any means but I always liked that one.

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Poster: Robert_NC Date: Jul 26, 2005 2:47am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: Grateful Dead: desolation row

An interesting footnote to the 07/07/86 show:

Dylan's guitar had no amplification when they started Baby Blue. So he went over to Bobby, and started pulling his guitar away. At first Bobby looked at Dylan like "what the f are you doin?" but then he turned it over.

In retrospect it might have been intentional because Dylan sounded terrible, LOL.

Meanwhile, Bobby ran off stage and came back a few minutes later with a hot pink guitar.

Dylan continued to murder Bobby's axe, and Bobby finished the set with the hot pink.